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tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
to bring him up to the bigs. 6:13 69 degrees. >>> breaking the bank. how much a royal wedding is costing taxpayers. >> several american tourists a [ mr. cl per ] i don't talk to them as much as cindy does... good morning chickens! [ jim ] you know, that's our business so we want to be the experts in chicken. we're not the status quo. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda-process-verified programs for fresh all-natural chickens. [ jim ] this is an all-vegetarian diet no animal by-products, no animal fat. [ joe ] we never have used steroids or hormones of any type. it's not gonna happen. [ joe ] and always raised cage free. we set our goals higher than anyone. we're trying to make a better chicken. [ jim ] my dad did my grandfather did and it's what we do today. >>> our top stories. police are investigating an overnight car crash that damaged an aspen hill home. investigators say a woman lost control of her car at absent up -- aspen hill road and park land drive. the car slammed into the home. one person was injured. the woman was taken into custody. >
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
. >> you would have to be insane not to come to the concert. >> there are big names on taft including -- tap including jordin sparks and josh broban. ♪ -- josh groban. ♪ emmy-award winner jimmy smits will host for the third time. he says that is about much more than just the show. >> when you see young people come from places people who have come to keep these things potent in mind -- >> a lot of people aren't expected to show -- are expected to show. there are a lot of things you will need to know. a lot of rhode closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. -- road closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. the parade is at 11:45 this morning. there will be secure areas to go through. the list of what you can and cannot bring is on our website wjla.com. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> military families will join president obama and his family for a fourth of july celebration at the white house. the independence day celebration on the south lawn will include a barbecue concert and a good view of the fireworks. it is th
go to jla.com. holiday now the big today. begins this year the holidays might busiest place to be. says the number of drivers will drop this career is yersnumber o xpected to soar. good morning, mike. >> good morning. ssengers traveling through airports.area m. is just after 5:00 a. we're already seeing a lot of activity here at reagan national airport. air travel in our region is up year. ing 22% this e 784,000 people plan to of l by car this fourth uly, aa oonch says that is down from the same time last year. that's why the highways should crowded as less declining gas he prices which have dropped a quarter in the past month. aaa says most americans will stay closer to home this year. distance will be down 7% miles, compared to 20 2010. for those staying in the city, there will be plenty to look . rward to the transportation authority id choosing your travel time can make a big difference if you're heading out to the beach this weekend. if you happen to have the day off and you're watching now, that is a good start. the bridge before 10:00 a.m. in the morning or after 10:00 p.
is investigating. >>> another big story is picking up the pieces. two storms pounded parts of the region. the cleanup is barely under way. >> we have a look at the destructions and one of the hardest hit parts of northern virginia. >> early this morning several roads remain blocked and closed throughout arlington county. it is obvious that people here are picking up the pieces left behind by sunday's storm. early this morning officials are saying that several roads will remain closed. old dominion drive and cleve road. people describe this area after the storm as it were some. neighbors we talked to said that they were left cleaning up the big mess that mother nature and left behind. the storm toppled trees on the houses and cars and of downed power lines. it took off sections of other people's roofs. other areas took a big hit from the storm. trees smashed cars parked along streets in capitol hill. in bowie maryland, lightning struck a tree where a mother was. they are ok. if you use the areas on old dominion road or glebe road, officials are requesting you take an alternate route. >>>
to do something big and meaningful. he says we should ask the wealthiest individuals and biggest corporations to pay their fair share. he says that is not just the democratic position. he says it's one that has been taken by everyone from warren buffett to bill o'reilly. >>> thousands of federal employees could find themselves off the job tonight. congress has until midnight to reauthorize the federal aviation administration. if it does not, 4000 workers could be furloughed. airlines would not have to collect ticket taxes costing the government hundreds of millions of dollars. air-traffic controllers would not be affected by a shutdown. >>> 81 degrees on this friday, 6:07. >> a message to congress. the star of a hit super bowl ad is coming to capitol hill. >> major developments in the fight for same sex equality. >> you are probably feeling assorting start to the we >>> i am with the rosslyn bid. we are at gateway park where you can catch a great view of the washington monument. and on friday nights, you can catch movies featuring actors from saturday night live. >>> steamy frida
. and a big mess left in this cul- de-sac. >> we were standing there four minute -- for a minute. >> b-w parkway a tree fell and stopped traffic. driver started removing some of the debris themselves from the southbound lane. >> we stood there for about an hour and got tired of waiting. >> the storm left quite a mess across our area for city crews can people to clean up on this holiday weekend. the fourth of july concert aerosolreversal the show must go on. >> thousands of people are waking up without power. 9200 customers out of power in northern virginia from dominion. 1100 for pepco. 236 for novec. 1600 for bge. to send your pictures of the storm, wjla.com. >>> preparations under way for tonight's big fourth of july concert on the national mall despite last night's storm. it went on as scheduled, the reversal. >> the♪ >> jordin sparks will be singing. and jimmy smits will be hosting. >> to think about what the founding fathers put forward when they first go to that document and what it all means. >> comedian steve martin will perform tonight as a bluegrass musician. -brokethe conc
, the bill is passed. >> the house bill raises the debt ceiling and makes room for big spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment, but it is expected to die in the senate. the senate plan would close some tax loopholes and make cuts to medicare and social security. president obama has. praised that has >>> there could be a deal to end the football lockout. they will gather in washington today to review proposed collective bargaining agreement. the associated press reports the deal has not been finalized and there's no guarantee the players will agree to that. >>> chipotle fans, your burrito may get even more costly. >> and we have a preview of how stocks are shaping up. linda bell is live in new york. >> good morning. a big day for the market's estimate. stock-index futures indicating gains ahead of this morning's opening bell. the earnings parade continues with results from united technologies intel, and american express. we are looking at apple shares after its blockbuster results last night. lockheed martin looking to cut even more workers. it is offering voluntary buyouts to 6
damage the engines. americans are celebrating their divorces in a big way. i will explain in my next report period of live and bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now 74 degrees, 74 degrees. >> still to come the hunt for serial rapist on the streets of georgetown. police need your help closing a cold case. >> more heat and humidity on the way. >>> 4:40 adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. warm and muggy, a typical july weather for washington. there are some clouds overhead. a few showers in roanoke and in the stanton area. there could be a few sprinkles in stanton. 77 degrees in hyattsville, 78 in the district, 71 in germantown 74 in springfield. a few upper 60's. 689 in olney. a mixture of sun and clouds today. highs around 90 degrees. we cannot rule out a few isolated storms, especially south of the metro, later on today. a better chance tomorrow afternoon. well combat -- welcome back. >>> around the beltway looks good. heading in and out of business district is fine. nowhere is on the 14th street b
park. expect a big slowdowns if especially on route 29 and 234. >>> a police involved shooting has sent a mental hospital in northwest. they found him with a shotgun on 13th street at 10:00 last night. the man ran dropping a weapon, but then he pulled out a handgun and went toward the officers. officers opened fire. the shooting is on an -- the shooting is under investigation. >>> president obama is taking the debt debate to college park. he will hold a town hall meeting at the university of maryland today. this comes as lawmakers continue fighting for compromise. the clock is ticking down. mike conneen joins us in the newsroom. good morning. >> the senate seems to be moving on from the republican- controlled house plan calling for a balanced budget amendment/ president obama and john boehner continue searching for their grand bargain with as much as four trillion in deficit- reduction. at 11:00 president will take his case to the public as the clock ticks down to the august 2 deadline. obama will speak at the ritzy coliseum, a venue that can hold 1200 people. a limited number of the ge
. no big traffic issues yet this morning. we will have a traffic report coming up, but first adam caskey. we have a major heatwave on the way. >> it's going to be a hot week. 100 degrees by the end of the workweek and into the upcoming weekend. first let's look at what's happening outside. the beautiful weather from the early part of the weekend will not be extended into this week. it is july, after all. clear skies overhead. under strong complex fallen apart over michigan. some of the left over cloud cover may blow over head later this morning and into the midday. overall, a sunny day. 71 in sterling, 73 in landover, 72 in alexandria, 71 in rockville. sen saturday, scattered clouds, 93 degrees. partly cloudy tomorrow, scattered storms. the best chance of storms all week is tomorrow, in the morning and in the afternoon. 101 degrees on friday. we will be facing heat advisory is at that point. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it's going to be a high today. i hope people enjoy the weekend. >>> coming up, we will find out if carmageddon really turned into a disaster for california commuters. >
midnight's on georgia avenue and university boulevard. it broke a window. >>> the big question today seems to be what is next for casey anthony? we could learn this morning whether she will be a free woman " whether she will serve more time in jail. >> she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter, faces sentencing for lying to investigators. scott anderson has the latest. >> carl lawyer says the first verdict was defeated. >> the happiest moment came after the first not guilty because i knew that saved a life. >> juror number three says the case does not remove all suspicion. >> not guilty it does not mean anything. >> jennifer says there were too many unanswered questions. how did little caylee 9? >> how can you punish someone for something if you don't know what they'd did quit? it's lighted cigarettes along? >> it looks very bad. -- >> why did it take so long to report her daughter missing? >> it looks very bad. >> they think she's a monster but nothing could be further from the truth. >> she said she had a dream that tea party was pregnant and had thought about adopting and t
unsettled in the forecast. yes, a typical july weather. don't expect any big swings in temperature anytime soon. 90 degrees give or take a few degrees every day. some afternoon storms. for today, but for quite a the extended forecast. not every day. tell the weekend story in a moment. outside at the bay. sky's getting a little brighter. e some cloud cover. to the southgy us and that is going cloud cover our way. at chesapeake beach it's 78 degrees with a dew point of 74. that is muggy. that's oppressive and ofomfortable in terms humidity. school in silver spring, 73 degrees, 70 and along with chantilly. waldorf at 71. dew points in the upper 60's and 70's. light rain to the south near roanoke, virginia. some of that could move to charlottesville, culpeper as we go to the morning. theinkles in southern shenandoah valley morning asrly this have energy over dead. some of that energy will move away and skies will clear as we the midday and afternoon. it a mixture of sun and through are today. afternoon we could have a few thunderstorms popping up. orhink they will be isolated separated later o
to a pretty good start. back to you. >> thank you. >>> getting casey anthony's story may not bring in the big bucks. crossandra debt talks continue. linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. stock-index futures indicating a lower open. gold prices look that closely trading under $1,600 per ounce. some americans see that as a safe haven while lawmakers try to figure out ways to raise the debt limit. analysts forecast that gold prices will surge as high as $5,000 per ounce by 2020. >>> it is made headlines nearly every day, the casey anthony murder trial. free from jail now media outlets may be willing to pay big bucks for her story. 17% of people would welcome her account of the events leading to the not guilty verdict after she faced charges of killing her daughter. as for tv, 82% of those surveyed would not watch any tv program in which casey anthony was set to appear. participants in the survey say they would look unfavorably on a tv networks that would be involved in such a deal with casey anthony. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to
caucus coming up. another big story today lance armstrong, who's being investigated for doping, he's filed something in court that says that the leaks out of the grand jury including the investigators going to france, information about what they're finding, are designed to smear him. calls it a character assassination. he says even if he were charged and cleared people would still assume he did it. >> and you have that on politico.com. >> just popped up. thank you. >> we'll take a look at traffic and weather. >> and we'll check in with our doug hill. good morning doug. >> good morning. we're off and running to a pretty good-look morning. but by this afternoon and the rest of this week especially it is going to get uncomfortably hot and humid. let's go to laurel. a beautiful picture this morning. sunrise. a few high clouds on the eastern horizon. temperature 72 degrees. across the rest of the area it's still very comfortable. get the sunup and we'll see quick rises in temperatures through the 60's and 70's
degrees outside. >> coming up next, local students put on a really big show on the metro train. and now they are becoming a wel -- web sensation. >> today on "oprah," a legendary soap opera star spectacular. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> 13 teenagers from our area are internets and stations after a spontaneous dance off on a metro train. >> yey, hey. [clapping] \ >> >> the dancers are called the metro pary boys. =-- party boys. >> first we were just clapping. >> then probably 15 people had their cell phone cameras. they were tweeting. >> they say this is just the beginning. i have never seen that much going on below the knees. >> fancy footwork. >> there is still another half- hour of "good morning washington." >> a burglar gets busted inside an adult store in woodbridge and that is only half of the story. >> a juror in the casey anthony trial speaks out. i am john hendren. more on that coming up. >> adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. a little fog new this morning. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington on your side a
on the wednesday morning. satellite and radar, we're watching a few areas of showers. a familiar pattern with big bundles of thunderstorms over the great lakes and moving south. it will stay away ilk -- well west of the metro area. there we go again low to mid 90's, with the moisture level feeling somewhat warmer. at least 100 at times. tomorrow, it could feel up to 111. only worse up in the friday, up to 114 degrees. not much relief on saturday. wjla.com, your home for weather. blogs, updated forecast online. the. webcast. punch it up whenever you want. that is the very latest. >>> very busy morning on the road. oscar wilson with more on that. >> wheaton area, close between randolph and arcola, a lighter closer than reported earlier due to a water main break. watch out if you're heading down that stretch. let's take you now to maryland, where we have a report of a closure -- debris in the roadway at 70 and montrose road. exercise caution. that is your traff [ carrie ] i rememr my very first year as a teacher, setting that goal to tocome a principal. but, i have to support my family so how d
payments >>> big pickup trucks are sitting on dealer lots and there is concerned there could be a price wars and lower profits earlier this year. the biggest backlog of inventory is the gmc full-size pickup. >>> the toyota prius sales should be last year's sales. the increase in sales was fuelled by high credit -- high gas prices. >>> back-to-school sales are starting early because stars are nervous about consumer spending despite the good retail spending numbers yesterday. last year, consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to- school shopping. >> thank you very much. the time is 6:19 and time for traffic and weather. >>> the rain will start late this morning and into the mid day and it will really had us this afternoon. to let the morning sunshine deceive you. there are some blue sky is mixed in with cloud cover pa but it will be an active afternoon. this is the drought monitor. a good portion of our viewing area is abnormally dry at the moment. agricultural speaking, it is a good thing. it could be too much of a good thing. that is why we have the flash flood watch that will tak
company executives. his goal is to lure more big budget films to the district for it is also attending the summer leadership meeting of the u.s. conference of mayors. >> 6 o'clock 47 and time for traffic and weather. >> let's get right to doug hill. >>> it was a tough commute to work, down the steps. this heat and humidity is the real deal. we have told you it was coming. it is act -- it is arriving today. let's look at what our hd cameras in laurel. the sun comes up through the haze and we are running temperatures and humidity levels that will be uncomfortable, to say the least 77 degrees in the district right now when you factor in the dew point, it feels much warmer already. these numbers will continue to rise throughout the day. an excessive heat warning is in effect from noon until 8:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. we will also have issues for the day on saturday. we've got a couple of shots at some records. the records at the airports could fall. , especially at washington, dollars. the temperature says a 100 but when you get this kind of air mass you can spike 100-103 degrees. that
, but now to traffic. >> a big structure fire on southbound.ke a difficult commute. traffic has been stalked past security lane. avenue is closed randolph and arcola avenue. northbound is not affected. there's the water main breaks issue there from yesterday. in virginia, 95 northbound near garrissonville, the construction is out of the way. back to you. >> thank you. give the following breaking news from centreville. shot and killed a suspect. police or call to a home in the block of scandal way around 1:30 this morning. of kendra way. a man with a shotgun refused orders to drop the weapon. when he did not, they opened fire on him. it's not clear how this started or what the man's condition is. breaking news from prince george's county. >> an ambulance was involved in an overnight accident. it collided with a car on the near the branch avenue exit. tore's no word on what led any injuries. >>> investigators are trying to out what, the watergate d.c.ex in downtown it broke out last night in an the 10th floor. firefighters quickly put out the flames. some residents were treated at scene for po
nelson has those stories and more. >> for another big day for apple. the company today releases its new macintosh operating system. it brings features from the iphone and ipad and marked the first time apple has released an operating system that updates primarily through downloads. some members of the apple board of directors is looking -- are looking at whi might succeed steve jobs as the ceo. hesteve jobs called those discussions hogwash. google is looking for ways to sign up celebrities for a service while keeping out impersonators. twitter already has a system in place to authenticate celebrity accounts but facebook does not. i am rob nelson. >>> let's look at the weather and traffic. >> adam caskey. >> i want to start with weather camp. they visited me yesterday. it's a program for middle school and high-school students coordinated by howard university with a dozen sites around the country. this is their flagship camp. they developed key learning and communication skills and the network in the community, which is what we did yesterday. budding meteorologist out there. i wish someth
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